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Liverpool want Thomas Lemar despite Arsenal interest as £90m-rated Monaco star favours Anfield over Emirates next month

French winger could be set for a big-money move to the Premier League next month as English duo ready bids

Liverpool are reportedly set to launch a January bid for Monaco star Thomas Lemar.

The Independent claims he wants to join the Reds next month despite strong interest from Arsenal.

Thomas Lemar favours a move to Liverpool over Arsenal

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Thomas Lemar favours a move to Liverpool over Arsenal

Lemar, 22, has apparently been a long-term target for Jurgen Klopp, who is also reportedly hoping to land Naby Keita six months early from RB Leipzig.

Monaco want £90million for their key winger, who has contributed to six goals in 12 Ligue 1 starts this season.

But Liverpool are anticipating another Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho and want to ensure they have a ready-made replacement for the Brazilian.

Barca have been warned off a move for Antoine Griezmann by Atletico Madrid and may now be turning their attention solely to Coutinho.


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The Reds are preparing a January bid for the £90m-rated Monaco star

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The Reds are preparing a January bid for the £90m-rated Monaco star

He could fetch upwards of £120m, giving Liverpool plenty of funds to secure a deal for Lemar.

But Arsenal are said to remain interested after missing out on the France international last summer.


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Alexis Sanchez could be given the boot if the right offer comes in.

However, Arsene Wenger may have to look elsewhere as he aims for a top four finish.

Liverpool fear they could lose Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January

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Liverpool fear they could lose Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January

Arsenal want Lemar as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez but may have to look elsewhere

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Arsenal want Lemar as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez but may have to look elsewhere

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